Two local charities benefitted from the Beeches Yulefest Christmas event on Banstead Road shops. Through the fantastic efforts of the local community, stallholders and the shop owners they were able to raise an amazing £2,378.80, which was split between two local charities.

The Diamond Riding Centre in Carshalton who provide therapeutic riding and carriage driving for children and adults with disabilities and Onside Soccer a sports charity helping young people learn valuable life skills, by setting up football and basketball academies.

The Beeches Yulefest committee is already planning 2017 and welcome anyone enquiries for stall holders.